The guys get invited to fight alongside Doug the Bartender. However, the fight doesn't go exactly how they imagined it to.

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Doug Martin, the bartender at MacLaren's, is a brutishly large, toupee wearing man. He is also slightly dimwitted and angry but who is fiercely loyal to his regulars. That fierce loyalty leads to Doug challenging a group of bar patrons to a back alley fight on Lily, Robin, Ted, Marshall and Barney's behalf, but with the implication that Ted, Barney and Marshall join him in the brawl. After thinking about it, Ted, who has never been in a bona fide fist fight, believes a fight is something he needs to do once in his life and agrees to join Doug. Barney also goes to fight once he finds out that Robin, the hockey fan, is into brawlers. Marshall, on the other hand, won't fight, stating that he's been in many a fight before with his brothers and doesn't need to prove anything. When Ted and Barney come back from the fight with black eyes but are still standing while their opponents are out cold, they are seen as heroes by the other bar patrons, except for Marshall. Ted and Barney, basking in... Written by Huggo

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Features the song from "Sandcastles in the Sand" By the Fourskins, "Murder Train." See more »

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In the episode How I Met Your Mother: The Sweet Taste of Liberty Marshall said:"... oh thanks, I've never been in a fight before", but in this episode he says that he and his brothers always had fights. Also in that episode he was scared of fighting, but in this episode he wasn't. See more »

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Narrator: Kids, I would like to tell you a moral about how fighting is bad and that you should never do it, but that would be pointless, so I will leave you with this: Don't ever get in a fight with Uncle Marshall. That guy is freakin' crazy.
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Another 10/10 Episode
24 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another excellent episode Of "How I Met Your Mother"

Plot In A Paragraph: Barney and Ted join Carl the bartender from Maclarens in a fight (mainly to impress Robin) but the fight does not go quite as they planned, or as they later make out.

The show has somehow managed to pull two 10/10 episodes out of the bag. I have only seen "Married With Children" in Season 5, and Maybe "Friends" pull out that level of excellent consistency.

There is a slight plot inconsistency as in the episode "Liberty Bell" Marshall says he had never been in a fight, where he he says he's been in lots of fights with his brothers. But what the hell, that is only a minor thing, and does nothing to ruin the enjoyment of it.


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